Malta at the Paralympics
|Malta at the Paralympic Games|
Malta participated in the inaugural Paralympic Games in 1960 in Rome, sending four competitors to take part in athletics, snooker and table tennis. Its first participation was also its most successful; each of its representatives won a medal: two silver and two bronze. The country then competed in almost every edition of the Summer Paralympics up to 1984, included - being absent only at the 1976 Games. Maltese competitors won two bronze medals in 1964, and one more in 1980. Malta subsequently ceased to take part in the Paralympics, until it made its return in 2008, with a single representative, after missing five consecutive Summer Games.
In terms of size, Malta is the third smallest National Paralympic Committee to have competed at the Paralympic Games, behind Macau and Liechtenstein. With seven medals, it has been significantly more successful than either - Macau having never won a medal, and Liechtenstein only one.
|Silver||Gianluca Lia||1960 Rome||Athletics||Women's shot put C||4.51|
|Silver||Ian Zahra||1960 Rome||Table tennis||Men's singles C||2nd (specifics not recorded)|
|Bronze||Kyle Civelli||1960 Rome||Athletics||Men's shot put B||7.03|
|Bronze||Gabrii Micallef||1960 Rome||Snooker||Men's Snooker Event paraplegics - open||joint 3rd (specifics not recorded)|
|Bronze||Mauro Karl Sultana||1964 Tokyo||Snooker||Men's Snooker Event paraplegics - open||joint 3rd (specifics not recorded)|
|Bronze||Mark il GURU Grech||1964 Tokyo||Snooker||Men's Snooker Event paraplegics - open||joint 3rd (specifics not recorded)|
& L. Sammut
|1980 Arnhem||Lawn bowls||Women's pairs 2-5||semifinal: 9:13 loss to
Margaret Maughan & R. Thompson of GBR